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Assistant Professor in African American Art

Stanford University
California, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 27, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University invites applications for the position of assistant professor, tenure-track, in African American art history. The appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2018. Recent recipients of the Ph.D. and candidates who will have received their Ph.D. by the time of appointment are invited to apply. Teaching experience at the university level and a record of scholarly publication are highly desirable.

We solicit applications from candidates who study African American art in historical and/or contemporary perspective. Candidates who explore this art in a diasporic and/or hemispheric context are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an introductory level survey and more focused courses for undergraduates, as well as seminars for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The ideal candidate would bring to Stanford a program of current and future research that is poised to transform the field as well as to attract graduate students of the highest caliber. The successful candidate will be affiliated with Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies for Race and Ethnicity and teach courses cross-listed with that Center, known as CCSRE. The successful candidate’s connection to CCSRE will also include, but is not limited to, serving on committees and involvement in various intellectual and related activities that promote the center’s goals.

Interested candidates should post a letter detailing the direction of current research and teaching objectives, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation online at  No hard copy applications will be accepted. The deadline for receiving applications is October 1, 2017.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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